Class Letters 2022-2023
Summer Term 2022 - 2nd Half Term
Welcome back to the last half term of Year 4! We have a very busy half-term coming up including our Strings Concert, Sports Day and Arts Week.
We've come into the half-term as we mean to go on and enjoyed a great day at the Nottingham Open Tennis Tournament, all the children were impeccably behaved and it was so interesting to watch an actual tennis match in progress. The activities in the afternoon were very fun and all the children participated eagerly and with great sportsmanship.
Summer Term 2022 - 1st Half Term
What a wonderful start to our summer term we are having and what great weather we are enjoying at the moment!
Our trip to Castleton was a huge success, we had an excitable but relatively calm journey on our coach to the peak district and arrived on time in glorious sunshine. We walked a LOT but the scenery was breathtaking and it was lovely to see a lot of lambs with their mums in the fields.
Year 4 will be visiting the Nottingham Tennis Centre after half term which will be really fun as we have been doing a lot of tennis in school.
Have a fantastic half term break and we look forward to welcoming you back for the final part of the year.
Spring Term 2022
What a busy term this has been in year 4 including sports events, flower arranging, amazing dragon eye art, it's astounding we managed to fit any other academic work in! We were also visited by the 'Flu Bug' in response to the fantastic posters we made about being vaccinated.
World book day was a great success, the children's costumes were wonderful and we really enjoyed learning a new story all about 'The Huey's'.
Making peasant bread was an experience, everyone got their hands dirty mixing and moulding the dough and learning to fry it on a hot plate. It would've tasted lovely with the butter we churned earlier in the term.
We wish you all a fun filled and snow free Easter break. We are looking forward to seeing you in the Summer Term when we will begin our Castleton trip countdown.
Autumn Term 2
During the second half of our Autumn Term we have enjoyed our swimming sessions, it has been wonderful to see what strong swimmers we have in Year 4!
Our impromptu trip to watch School of Rock at the Royal Centre was such a treat, the show was fantastic and all the children had a great time, there was lots of singing and dancing from us!
We were all very excited to be able to go on our first trip out of school for some time, and what an interesting trip it was. The children explored all the exhibits at the Derby Museum, the natural history section was particularly enjoyable, and seeing real Egyptian mummies was an amazing experience for us all!
Have a wonderful break over the Christmas holidays and we look forward to welcoming you back in the new year for the start of our Spring Term.
Winter Wonderland - December 2021
Autumn Term 2021
We have settled in really well to Year 4. What a positive, happy start to the year!
So far, we have enjoyed;
This half term, we are looking forward to going swimming in our classes, visiting The Derby Museum for fun and learning about Pharoahs, mummification and making Shabtis.
(We have the feeling it will be exciting just to go out of school on a coach together again with our packed lunches!)
Looking further into the future, we have booked our residential trip to Castleton Youth Hostel for May 2022. A parents' meeting will go ahead early in the New Year with all details.
CLASS LETTERS - 4H - 2021-2022
Lockdown 3.0 - Home Learning Planning
We will upload the weekly plan to our class page and under the Files tab on the Year 3 Home Learning group on Teams.
I can 't believe that the Autumn term has already come to an end!
We have had an extremely busy but fun term.
Sadly, we had to say goodbye to both Ava and Mrs French, but we have gained Abbas and Ashley, who have been made to feel very welcome and are already very much amazing members of 3T.
The children have been so enthusiastic about all of our learning and I am so proud of each one of them. They have embraced everything with a smile and have adjusted to the new 'normal' so well. We have loved learning about The Romans, Rocks and Soil, Volcanoes, Sustainability and amongst so much else! We have been getting very clever at applying fronted adverbials and speech to our writing, whilst in Maths we have learnt about decimals, different sorts of lines, reading scales and lots of time tables practise! (and lots of other things too!)
I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a very well deserved break!
There is no homework or spellings for the holiday, but the children are able to use Reading Eggs and Mathletics if they have an urge to do something!
I will be missing them all very much!
In January we will be joined by Mrs Mainmane as our new TA.
Can't wait to see you next year!!!!!!
Lots of Lots,
Welcome to 3T
We have had a great start to year 3 !
Everyone has settled so well and I'm super proud of them all.
Each week I will add our spellings to the class page for our test on a Friday, the children also have a copy inside their reading diary.
Friday is our PE day so the children are going to be able to come to school in their PE kit for that day so we don't have extra bags in the classroom.
Spellings w/c 11.9.20
There are 2 different lists of spellings. Please check your child's reading diary for which list of spelling they are expected to learn.
Many Thanks x
Digraphs taught: ay, ou, ie, ea
Digraphs taught: ou, ea
2S 2019 - 2020
I have been trying hard to meet you all whist you have been in school, and I'm sorry if I haven't managed it or you haven't been in school, but I have made a little video for you to tell you a little bit more about myself.
I am really looking forward to September and us all being together in 3T.
Lots of Love,
Miss Thieme xx
Welcome back Year 2!
From next week, year 2 have the option to return to school. Some of you will be coming
in from Monday (6th) and others will start the following Monday (13th).
You will receive a letter in the post over the next couple of days. This will explain which 'bubble' you have been allocated to. Here is a video all about what school is like at the moment.
See you soon!
Zoom Quiz Meeting
Friday 19th June - 10 O'clock
Next Friday at 10 O'clock we will be holding a zoom chat meeting for all the pupils in 2S. We will be playing BINGO - Please choose 10 numbers from 1-50. I will be sending emails inviting you to the quiz, click on the link when it is time to start.
If I do not have your email then please email me at: email@example.com
We look forward to seeing your faces!
Black Lives Matter
Here are links to some beautiful fictional and non- fiction children’s books that celebrate the achievements of black women. Click the star to listen to me read a little something about a special lady called
'Josephine Baker' who made history.
Dream Big, Little One - Children's Book Read Aloud:
Ada Twist Scientist - Children's Books Read Aloud - by Andrea Beaty - Let's Read Stories
Tessa Sanderson (Little Leaders) | Read by Vashti Harrison | Time for Stories
Little People, Big Dreams: Maya Angelou
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the children and parental support. You have all been absolute stars and are very much missed. It has brought so much happiness talking to you over the phone and via email and seeing some beautiful pieces of work and happy memories at home with your families. Please keep in touch, look after yourselves and we cant wait to see you all again soon.
Lots of love
Miss Smith, Miss Skalisz and Miss Watts
Home Learning Fun!
Wow! Thank you so much for all of your engagement in the home learning. It is fantastic to see so many beautiful creations and pieces of work and we love that you are sharing these tasks with you siblings and family! Keep up the good work and keep sending in!
Due to the recent school closures we have planned and prepared two weeks of lessons and resources to aid your child’s progress while away from school. We have attached a letter detailing relevant information about the home learning packs we have sent home and activities we will set over this period.
Each week we will attach a weekly plan and resources you will find planning for Week 1 and Week 2 below.
You will also find the printed resources for the next two weeks in your child’s ‘Home Learning Pack’.
It is important to keep talking to your child and to stay active as a family during your time at home. If you are not already, you can start your day with a live 30 minute Joe Wicks P.E lesson, broadcast live from his YouTube channel . It's a great way to start the day as a family.
I would LOVE to hear from the children and find out all about their exciting home learning adventures so please email photos or videos.
If you have any questions or require any support please don’t hesitate to email school. The emails will be forwarded to me!
Thank you for your continued support and please take care. Hopefully see you on the other side!
Home Learning Pack
Here is another resource to use for ideas if you want to supplement the class home learning packs.
READ, READ, READ!
Each day you should be reading to a grown- up. This could be one of your school reading books, a book I have set for you on reading eggs, a comic or a set of instructions on how to make a paper plane.
I am missing hearing you all read so it would be lovely if you could send me photos or videos of you reading whilst at home.
There are lots of great audiobooks for you to listen to online. David Walliams is releasing a new audio story every day so get your grown- up to follow the links below.
Have fun reading!
David Walliams is releasing a new audio story every day!
Audible has made 100’s of children’s audiobooks for free!
World Autism Awareness Week!
This year’s World Autism Awareness week was going to be celebrated in school from the 30th March- 5th April. We are still going to celebrate it, so our amazing teachers Mrs Crawford, Mrs Harris and Mr Grimshaw have read some lovely stories which celebrate our similarities and differences.
Head to our SEND page to find the videos and lots of great home learning activities.
Click the 'key information’ link above then click ‘SEND’ to find the resources.
PE@Home Sporting Superstars Go for Gold Challenge.
Click on the 'Sports Hall' tab and you will find exciting weekly challenges set by the Sporting Superstars.
Welcome to 2S
Great Fire of London!
As part of our 'Welcome to NG5' topic, we studied The Great Fire of London. The children really threw themselves into the topic and enjoyed all aspects. We interviewed Samuel Pepys and designed our own Tudor style houses. To finish off the topic we lined the houses up and burned them. We listened to a story of the horrific event and even chanted London's Burning!
Year 2 had a fantastic start to the half term. We have been working on our topic 'Into the Woods' and we walked to Blackwoods for a wonderful afternoon full of exploration. We took part in different activities. We created our own hedgehogs using leaves collected and created bark rubbing pictures. We loved our mini beast hunt and worked together to unearth different insects in their micro-habitats. We didn't let the rain ruin our day!
Under the Sea
In connection to Sustainability week, Year 2 were given the opportunity to watch a film at Cineworld about the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the range of marine life that live there. Although there were some technical difficulties when we arrived, the children were amazing and so grown up. We really enjoyed the film, learning about jelly fish, sharks, sea horses and many more. Some parts did make us jump and laugh!
We are so privileged to have our garden in school and we now have a gardener who helps look after it. As part of sustainability week we went to visit our garden. We had a tour and explored the different types of fruit and vegetables. We asked some fantastic questions!
In the Autumn term, Haydn had 'Friendship Friday'. We loved having lots of circle time activities where we discussed this topic and what being a good friend looks like. We then created our own friendship rainbows where we wrote nice comments about our peers. It made us all feel happy and loved!
Art and D.T
This half term we have learned many new skills and looked at different artists. We created our own clay hedgehogs based on the work of Ceramic artist Nick Mackman, sketched leaves and owls based on the botanist artist Claude Aubriet and create beautiful watercolours inspired by Joseph Turner. We combined all these elements to make a hedgehog house. The children did this totally independently!
We have had lots of fun learning about plants and in particular, Venus Fly Traps! We also planted our own beans! We hope they grow into a beanstalk...
In the Autumn term Year 2 had a 6 week course of cricket with a trained professional. They really got stuck in and learned lots of new skills. We had another cricket professional visit us and talk to use about playing fair in the game. We created some beautiful diagrams of what playing fair looks like in the sport.
Welcome to 1R
This half term our topic is
We have been learning all about the coldest places on earth; The Arctic and The Antarctic!🌍❄️
We have learnt lots about the different types of animals that live in each, in particular, penguins and polar bears.🐧
We have watched lots of real life clips of penguins, and know all about how they look after their chicks.🐣
Did you know, the penguin daddy looks after the egg on his feet for 2 whole months while the mummy penguin goes hunting?🐟
He has to keep the egg very safe so it doesn't get too cold or crack.
We made our own penguin eggs and investigated how long we could keep them on our feet whilst waddling.
It was much harder that it looks!
Please check back for the latest news, key dates and photographs of what we have been up to!
Remembrance Day 2018 - 100 years
The children learnt all about why we wear poppies on remembrance day and some of us shared stories of our families who served in the wars. We enjoyed looking at the photographs some of the children brought in - thank you!
After watching a short animation showing how the battlefields changed after the war had finished, we painted our own poppy fields using watercolours and finger painting. The results were beautiful!